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Okay, so this started happening recently, I haven't had any issues until about a month ago, when this issue started. I run my sig rig (4.4ghz vs 4.2ghz, HT OFF instead of on, has been this way for about 9 months completely stable.)

Occasionally I will get random bluescreens of varying errors, with the most prominent being:
Stop 0x00000101 "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval"
and a memory related error.
However sometimes I will get no bluescreen and an instant reboot, and other times I will get a hard freeze with sound stuttering and have to power chop.
When I log back into windows everything seems fine *USUALLY* occasionally, my graphics card will magically "not be there" however upon rebooting it will return.

I'm leaning towards power supply on this one, I've had it for a very long time, and since the issue doesn't seem to call out the same thing every time, it seems probably.

Any suggestions/other ideas? Ram MEMtests perfect, processor passes several hours of OCCT with no problems, the BSODS usually happen when playing *ANY* game. (I.e. CPU and GPU load simultaneously)
    
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Bring all of your overclocks back to stock and run the system at complete stock. This is the best way to determine if it's simply an unstable overclock. It really doesn't matter how long your overclock is stable for, when trying to diagnose BSODs, it's almost a necessity or you cannot move forward with other testing.

Once you've done all that, if you still BSOD, I'll be here to help you of course smile.gif

If you BSOD again after running at complete stock, do the following:

Navigate to C:/Windows/Minidump and zip / rar up your latest dump files. Once you've done that, please attach the zip / rar to your post by clicking the paperclip icon in the reply / post box.
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I haven't had any BSOD's at stock, however I never had any BSOD's while stress testing while overclocked either... I only BSOD'd with a load on both my CPU and GPU at the same time. (I.e. not during normal use, not during stress testing, but during a game or an OCCT power supply test, I might BSOD)

More interestingly, there are no minidumps for the BSODs that have occured during the last week, all of the minidump files I have are dated from the first day I was overclocking this processor, and then there is a group of 3 BSODs on 11-11-11 when I overclocked from 4.2ghz to 4.4ghz and disabled HT. Other than that the folder is empty.

I think this may be due to the nature of these BSODs. Normal BSODS tell you they are creating the system dump, and then do a percentage count followed by a reboot. These BSODs stop on the screen and just hold there, no minidump creation message, and they required a momentary press of the power button to shut down.

No idea though, I'm just shooting in the dark really.

Also, an example of me testing for BSODs was running OCCT Linpack on my CPU for a week straight. No bluescreens. Both of my GPU's are stock, and the only issue I have with them is a driver bug that causes Video TDR errors, I did a simple registry tweak and those errors are no longer occurring. But I could run the OCCT Power Supply test for an hour or two, and at some point have it BSOD, or another day it could go for 8 hours and not crash at all.

My power supply's +5v is about 250mv low and the 3.3v is at 3.1v, +12v is about 100mv high and -12v is almost dead on.
Edited by Xaero252 - 2/24/12 at 9:28am
    
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If you BSOD and it freezes (IE it does not write to the drive) it's more than likely an issue with your hard drive or memory, probably more so memory than hard drive.

I'd recommend downloading & running Memtest. Read the following instructions on how to get everything setup.

Also, just for diagnostic purposes, I would still more than recommend running your computers clocks at stock currently. You can always very easily set your clocks back to overclocked once we're finished if it isn't OC related.
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